News and views from More Metrics

A selection of articles and news.

Who cares about HS2?

Thursday 19th August 2021
Colin Stewart

With the HS2 petition House of Commons debate scheduled for the 13th September, we thought it would be timely to share our findings on our deep dive into petition number 563380: "Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation". Our work is aimed at providing practical support to anyone interested (citizens and politicians) who want…

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Football mad postcodes + Euros = Covid

Friday 30th July 2021

England, Wales and Scotland all appearing in the finals of the Euros this Summer, and many of the games including the semi finals and final being held at Wembley, excitement across the UK just grew and grew. Particularly for England who came so close to "bringing football home!" But the tournament took place against the backdrop of a surge in Covid…

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Green index correlates with local election voting

Monday 5th July 2021

The political environment never stands still. Alongside the fall out of Brexit and its polarising effect across the UK, another major issue appears to be shaking traditional voter allegiance to the core - the environment and wider green issues. Both the local elections in May and the recent Chesham and Amersham bi-election provide growing evidence that voters are willing to ditch…

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The Green Society – a More Metrics analysis of what local areas are thinking and doing

Tuesday 1st June 2021
Dave Edmonds

Over the coming weeks, More Metrics will be taking a closer look at a range of Green topics, from Green energy and electric vehicles, the emergence of Green politics as a potential new driving force, through to wider environmental issues and concerns about the natural environment. We will use our local area estimates of key data to provide insights into…

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Indian-variant COVID spread is geographic, not ethnic driven

Friday 21st May 2021
Nigel Bradshaw

Throughout the pandemic, More Metrics has been analysing the COVID-19 data that we have modelled to a local level so we can see infection rate spread in detail. In light of the concerns about the spread of the so called Indian variant, we have investigated if high incidence is correlated to areas with populations of high concentrations of Indian sub-continent heritage.…

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Census 2021 - have you completed yours?

Monday 22nd March 2021

Sunday 21 March was Census day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will be next year for Scotland. This is the 10 year ritual that all UK households have been required to complete since 1841. It provides a treasure trove of valuable data for national and local government as well as companies such as More Metrics. As soon as data starts…

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More Metrics launch NEW Green Indices

Monday 15th March 2021

More Metrics Green Attitudes Indices The Green Attitudinal Indices have been constructed to identify people with different interest levels in green issues. They are postcode-tagged. There is an overall Green Index and three Sub-Indices reflecting different interests within the Green theme. Each index runs from 100 (high interest) to 1 (low interest). There are fewer postcodes within high-interest index values,…

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Free data files updated

Thursday 4th March 2021

More Metrics make available a number of data files in our Free Data section. This data can assist in the use of More Metric data or for other modelling purposes. This update follows the release of February 2020's National Statistics Postcode Lookup data. The following files have been updated: "Postcode to Output Area for open residential postcodes", and "Postcode to Output…

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More Metrics launches new INCOME DATA

Friday 12th February 2021

With recent announcements from the ICO regarding use of personalised data for marketing and data analysis purposes and the specific issues raised surrounding data from credit referencing processes, the importance of data sourcing remains a core concern for the marketing community. At More Metrics, our geomodelling process uses exclusively non personalised, open-sourced data. Central to most marketing activity is an understanding…

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National Obesity Week

Friday 15th January 2021

This week is National Obesity Week. More Metrics conducts detailed analysis of obesity data, alongside other health and lifestyle measures. These can be used for specific single issue analysis or as input into wider projects. In our COVID-19 analysis we use obesity as a core input in to our risk factor assessments. Unfortunately, the pandemic has highlighted that underlying health issues,…

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